Cheerios and an Interracial Couple

I love this commercial! It depicts a beautiful young family, and a little girl who loves her daddy. This family just happens to be Interracial, and apparently there are thousands of people out there who have a problem with that. Cheerios has made an insightful commercial that represents real families out there, and I give them a standing ovation for realizing this, and for showing the world that we need positive representation too.  Unfortunately they had to shut down the comment section of their YouTube post due to racial slurs, and a out cry of disgust for a White woman and her Black husband making a beautiful child together. Biracial children are the fastest growing population in the United States today, and here is an article stating that there were about 4.2 million biracial children in America in 2011. Interracial families aren’t going anywhere, and we are able to have a happy and healthy family too. African American men have faced serious opposition from ignorant White folks for too many generations, but because of this they are some of the strongest men out there. These men also make great husbands and fathers, so I disagree with all of the people who claim that African American men just make babies and disappear; in the words of president Obama “that simply is not true.”

*Update

I found this article today and wanted to share it with you all, because it states that “According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people reporting that they are of two or more races reached 9 million during the 2010 U.S. census, a 32 percent increase from 2000 to 2010.”

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3 thoughts on “Cheerios and an Interracial Couple

  1. One thing that I noted in the commercial was that you didn’t actually see the man and the woman together. You knew they were a couple because of the dialogue and the child but imagine the reaction had the commercial featured the man and woman together at the kitchen table, sitting on the couch together, or, brace yourself….having the child bring them some Cheerios as they woke up together in bed!

  2. Ugh, stuff like this makes me hate people. Sometimes I wonder if some people just make accounts to say the most offensive stuff possible. You know, like trolling but on a large scale. The shit that comes out of people’s mouths…minds…whatever…never ceases to shock me. When I see an interracial couple it makes me happy because to me that means we’re taking a step in the right direction. All that matters is love.

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